[CentOS-devel] CentOS-4.4 yumconf

Fri Oct 13 13:59:10 UTC 2006
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 08:40:57AM +0100, Karanbir Singh enlightened us:
> Heya Phil,
> Phil Schaffner wrote:
> >Will come out of my "lurker" closet to chime in agreement with Claire.
> >This would seem to be the appropriate list to discuss the philosophy and
> >implications of development decisions. 
> agreed.
> >I subscribed originally because
> >of testing packages and wanting to provide feedback through the
> >appropriate channel.  I have stayed because of interest in where the
> >development is headed and the opportunity to see what the developers are
> >thinking in a high signal-to-noise environment.
> >
> >I also don't get paid to develop CentOS, and don't have time to hang out
> >on IRC, but can give a bit back to the community by providing feedback,
> >bug reports, and occasional help on the users list.  [Although I find my
> >opinions are sometimes not shared by the developers, hay, that's what
> >community dialog is all about, and I tend to defer to their opinions and
> >avoid pointless debates and flame wars.  But I digress...]
> you know, I actually appreciate people who make noises when we do stuff 
> that they do and dont agree with. Isnt that what open source is all 
> about ? The ability to bring in lots of eyes on simple issues ? We all 
> gain, all around.
> so please dont stop and/or hold back. Flame wars only happen when one 
> side refuses to accept the others point of view. I think everyone is 
> entitled to an opinion, and besides a flamefest every now and then is 
> also a good thing :)
> >
> >Please do consider more discussions on issues such as the yumconf
> >approach on this list.
> yes, we know that we should have made a bit of noise about this yumconf 
> issue before it went out into the wild. I think we've all learn't a 
> lesson here.

Just to sort of close out the thread, what has been determined as The Right
Way (TM) to manage this? Rebuild centos-release?


Matt Hyclak
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Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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